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Safety Tips for Today's Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits today's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers.  Kevin Schindler, Planetarium Associate, and Technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look ...

Franklin Township: 5th Annual Z Mud Run Photo Gallery

ZAREPHATH, NJ - Pillar Missions and Pillar of Fire International hosted its 5th annual Z Mud Run today on Weston Canal Road. 

The Z Mud Run is a family-friendly event which challenged runners to a 5K race through mud, water, and obstacles. Individuals, families, and friends climbed over hay pyramids, scaled walls, climbed a 20-foot mud hill, slide down a mud-water slide, and ...

After Shootings, New Brunswick to Host Forum on Violence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Bullets and bloodshed in the city and nearby communities this summer have spurred activists and local leaders into action.

An “emergency” community meeting to attempt to solve the problem is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight, Aug. 17, at the Progressive Lodge, in the second-floor Masonic temple, 186 Hale St. All residents are encouraged to attend and voice ...

Franklin Township: Exhibitors Sought for Employee Wellness Expo

SOMERSET, NJ - The Imperia will host the Somerset County Business Partnership's 3rd Annual Workplace Health and Wellness Exposition, Thursday, October 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

“Wellness Expo sponsors and participating businesses understand the need to build a healthier workforce in Somerset County and how a healthy workforce contributes to a healthy business ...

Rutgers and RWJ-Barnabas to Form State's Largest Academic Health Care System

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — They don't call it the Health Care City for nothing.

Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson-Barnabas Health officials announced today in New Brunswick that the two institutions are teaming up to launch what they claim New Jersey's “largest academic health care system.”

The partnership will focus on “high-quality” patient care, ...

Sisters Network of Central New Jersey Seeking Volunteers

SOMERSET, NJ - Sisters Network of Central New Jersey (SNCNJ) provides assistance programs that provide financial assistance and support services for uninsured, underserved, and ill women diagnosed with breast cancer.  

October 7, in Colonial Park SNCNJ, will host a 5k run/walk for life to raise awareness and money to help fight breast cancer, and they are seeking your ...

Franklin Township: Z Mud Run 5k Obstacle Course for All Ages

SOMERSET, NJ - Pillar Missions and Pillar of Fire International will host the 5th annual Z Mud Run August 19, at 591 Weston Canal Road in Somerset. 

"The Z Mud Run is a family-friendly, insanely-muddy, totally fun event for all ages," run organizer, Margaret Collier said. "Right here in Somerset county, this 5K race through mud, stream, and obstacles will challenge ...

After 10 Drownings in One Month, Authorities Release Tips to Avoid Water-Related Tragedies

Within one month, authorities have reported 10 drowning deaths alone in New Jersey.

July 17: A 2-year-old drowned in a home swimming pool in Galloway
July 17: A 12-year-old drowned at the Sandy Hook beach
July 10: A 4-year-old died after being pulled from a lake in Ocean View
July 9: A 6-year-old drowned in a hotel pool in Wildwood
June 22: A 17-year-old died after being pulled from ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Warren and Somerset County

WARREN, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our area through Friday with heat index values of over 100 degrees forecasted.  

The weather Service says, "EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
8 PM EDT FRIDAY...high temperatures are forecast to be in the middle 90s both today and Friday. There will not be much ...

Franklin Township: Lady Warriors and Sisters Network Team Up to Battle Cancer

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - After defeating state challengers this year, the champion Lady Warriors will team up with Sisters Network of Central New Jersey® Inc. (SNCNJ) to help beat breast cancer during the Race/Walk 4Life® on Oct. 7, at Colonial Park. 

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"We believe no one is too young or too senior to embrace a healthy lifestyle or ...

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